Cidco sanc­tions `10-cr for 100-bed hos­pi­tal in Uran

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Tas­neem Kausar ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

The ris­ing pop­u­la­tion of Uran taluka, in­creased traf­fic and in­dus­tri­al­iza­tion have led to a rise in the num­ber of ac­ci­dents. Due to the ab­sence of ad­e­quate emer­gency ser­vices in the re­gion, pa­tients of­ten have to be rushed to Pan­vel, Navi Mum­bai and Mum­bai. There have been peo­ple suc­cumb­ing to the in­juries by the time they reached the hospi­tals.

For long there had been de­mand in Uran for a well equipped hos­pi­tal to han­dle such se­ri­ous cases. This de­mand is soon go­ing to be ful­filled.

Ac­cord­ing to Uran MLA Manohar Bh­hoir, “Tak­ing this into con­sid­er­a­tion the sit­u­a­tion in the area and the de­mand of the res­i­dents, a mod­ern welle­quipped 100-bed hos­pi­tal has been planned in Uran by CIDCO. It has al­lo­cated Rs 10 crore for the govern­ment hos­pi­tal.”

He added, “It will have a trauma cen­tre to pro­vide im­me­di­ate med­i­cal as­sis­tance to ac­ci­dent vic­tims.”

Uran has a pop­u­la­tion of 2.25 lakh and a float­ing pop­u­la­tion of around 60,000 that come to and fro for jobs tak­ing the to­tal pop­u­la­tion to around 3 lakh.

At present there is just a 30 bed govern­ment hos­pi­tal in Uran of which a few beds are re­served for women. The hos­pi­tal lacks emer­gency and other med­i­cal ser­vices.

Political and so­cial or­gan­i­sa­tions of Uran have reg­u­larly raised the is­sue. Protests too have been held in the past on the is­sue. For­mer Uran MLA Vivek Patil too had fol­lowed up on the is­sue.

Bhoir took it up af­ter be­ing elected and got state health min­is­ter Dr. Deepak Sawant to in­spect the plot that CIDCO planned to give for the hos­pi­tal.

Bhoir said, “The state govern­ment has al­lo­cated Rs 84 crore for the govern­ment hos­pi­tal. Cidco has al­lo­cated Rs 10 cr for the con­struc­tion of the hos­pi­tal.”

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